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Zoological Museum, St. Petersburg

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See skeletons of existing and extinct animals, from tiny living insects to a gargantuan blue whale skeleton and woolly mammoths at Zoological Museum. With tens of thousands of fishes, invertebrates, reptiles, birds, and mammals represented, the museum displays almost every form of animal life on earth. View artifacts in dioramas of taxidermied animals and browse a large collection of skeletons and bones that includes rare specimens, such as narwhal tusks. One of the highlights is the naturally mummified body of a baby mammoth. Most display placards show the names of the species in Russian and Latin, but it's not essential to understand either of these languages to appreciate the exhibit. Use our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker to visit Zoological Museum on your trip to St. Petersburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Instead of describing exposure in General (it is based on the principle of biological systematics, also provides some general information on the origin of species, evolution and biocenoses), will name its highlights: a collection of skeletons of cetaceans, a section on the mammoth fauna and fossil and modern hobotnym, which includes unique mammoth mummies, Wolverine, fragments of mummies, horses, bison, woolly rhinoceros, samples of soft tissues and organs of world-famous mammoth stuffed mammoth from Berezovka r.. Taking pictures without Flash in muse can for free. Museum Ticket Office next to the main entrance-single door. The Museum has a pantry, lots of souvenirs, books, booklets, postcards.
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  • Remember this Museum since childhood and decided to roll in this museum his son 6 years. What I saw shocked me shock, I couldn't imagine a Museum in Central European cities in takooom uzhasnejshem! Go into the toilet frightening, cold water, no SOAP, crowded, stink as at the station in the 1990s. Staff constantly Hamit, odergivaet children, makes comments. But the most important thing is that the Museum is in a terrible state, it is clear that the exhibits are old, but how there dirty, all in glass dust caked muddy and shows that no myty already for a long time, very stuffy in the air very much dust and the smell of old dusty skins. My husband and I felt bad to breathe. We allergy sufferers. Baby after seen rasterzannyh dogs, birds zaek said that more comes here. Tickets cost 250r! Well at least you can put things in order? In general all quickly went around and jogging in the fresh air. Very embarrassing for such a Museum!
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  • It is my favorite museum in St. Petersburg. Of course, there are better and more valuable and luxurious ones, but you can not order your heart. Even if you are not a big fan of fauna, there are so man...  more »

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